Membership of the European Union is meant to blur national borders, yet it also seems to stimulate the desire to create new ones.
Iraqi Kurdistan and Catalonia held referendums on independence one after the other, the first one on 25 September and the second one on 1 October, but without any connection between them.

The Significance of Silence

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 10:50 Written by
Plastic in the oceans. Particulates in the air. Radioactive contamination. These are just a few of the things people are likely to think of when asked to give an example of pollution. There is however a form of pollution we often tend to forget about, even though it affects our…
Last year I was invited to speak at an event in Amsterdam on the state of the city. The organisers asked me to talk about how globalisation and immigration were affecting European cities and draw lessons for Amsterdam from London’s experience.

The threat that refuses to go away

Friday, 01 September 2017 15:44 Written by
Early in August, there was a scene of shocking familiarity in the centre of Brussels.
The Festival Des Libertés kicked off Friday October, 20th with a sold out performance by the acclaimed Bosnian musician and two time Palme d’Or winner Emir Kusturica.

Ukrainian football: The case of Surkis

Friday, 15 September 2017 17:58 Written by
A new scandal erupts in UEFA. It became known that the Ukrainian channel “2+2” owed 1.6 million euros for the broadcasting of European games.
Over the past few weeks, the view that the EU has to make the British suffer during the Brexit negotiations has been voiced many times.
The United Kingdom has voted to leave the EU but what about the fate of British expats in Europe and EU citizens in UK. What will happen to them? What are the current plans for them?
Brussels likes to boast that it is Europe’s capital. It has all the trappings of a prosperous, vibrant and comfortable city, with its grand Gothic squares, its cosy brasseries and its lush parks.